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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Woman will legally etch a man's eyes

In Iran a woman has been assaulted with acid by a man who was supposedly in love with her, but was rejected. Her face has been disfigured and her eyesight has been significantly reduced to next-to blindness.

After the trial, the judges have concluded that, according to the Sharia, which is their legal system, the woman is allowed to exact her revenge onto the man by dripping acid into the eyes of him as well ( while he is sedated and in a controlled amount and enviroment ) or send him to jail and have him pay a certain amount of money, which he probably can not afford. Even though the judges urged her not to make use of her right to exact revenge she chose the etching. She doesn't feel that any time in jail or any amount of money can ease the suffering she has undergone as a consequence of the assault. This should also serve as an example for any similar cases, she thinks. According to the judges, the sole judgement has already awed a statistically significant amount of possible perpetrators, that there has been a noticeable decline in this crimesector.

The punishment has not yet been carried out, and is set to be on Saturday the 14th of May. Humanitarian organizations have tried to convince her with money, to forbear putting the man through the same road of pain she has been through, though not successfully thus far.



On the left, you can see an image of the disfigured woman, holding a picture of her former face.

Interesting rights system ... Interesting choice of reaction to the rejection, from the man. I don't think he has any right to protest against this judgement. I'm not sure if I were in any of the two positions, assuming that the man gets his eyesight stolen as well, I'd be able to end the circle of hatred or simply devote my life to make the other person miserable ( or render him/her dead ).




Can you say, an eye for an eye...?

29 comments:

  1. read about this on another blog. but great post. I don't see how thats legal.

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  2. it is amazing how different other cultures are even though we have shared this earth for thousands of years

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  3. This is starting to change my views on other countries and how they can react and choose to handle things. Acid in the eyes man.... ow.

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  4. It's weird.

    Nice post, keep up.

    Also, following. :)

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  5. However harsh it sounds it's only fair, he took a lot more than just her sight from her. Sad story though.

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  6. Idk, I think there is two different matters at play here:

    -Fairness:
    This is AS FAIR AS IT GETS, do unto others as you would yourself, a convoluted form of the golden rule. No questions.

    -Morality:
    One would beg the question if that ethical because even though it's fair, it's inhumane to do what they did to you. To stoop down to the criminal's level is simply....criminal.

    Thus, the solution seen in many modern societies is a balance between the two. The balance is very delicate, i.e. always arguing about abortion, capital punishment, etc.

    Iran simply chose to exploit a solution closer to the fairness side rather than the moral side.

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  7. I don't think there has ever been a better example of "an eye for an eye" in history...

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  8. do not want! ;_; it hurts... but i'll follow you! interesting!

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  9. Poor woman i feel really sorry for her

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  10. That's an interesting case, I guess he got punishment.

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  11. Hmmm, an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind..Maybe why the iran is the country it is and not a world leader =P

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  12. Thats really interesting thanks for posting interesting legal system.

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  13. I mean i guess he gets what he deserves...
    just wow. eye for an eye literally

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  14. This is how the U.S should operate.

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  15. Makes me wonder about the wisdom of importing millions of people from these cultures into the West!

    It's easy to see how the Dutch, Germans and French can't assimilate such a backward people as this.

    Was the punishment carried out?

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  17. I guess you could say, it was an eye for an eye

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  18. an eye for an eye makes the world blind. not the optimal solution

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  19. That is so messed up, very sad story.

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  20. I agree one hundred percent! Simply going to jail for completely disfiguring someones face and ruining their life is not enough.

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  21. Thats just wrong! On both parts.

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  22. least this time its a man thats being a abused by middle east laws.

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  23. wow. does anyone know if the punishment actually happened or not?

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  24. how can someone do something like that? if she doesnt love you back, you have to let it go and move on ffs

    +followed

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  25. Better than they just letting it be. Still pretty bad law.

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